Subject: Re: Translated manual pages
To: Masao Uebayashi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 10/29/2002 11:45:30
[ On Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 09:24:51 (+0900), Masao Uebayashi wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Translated manual pages
> > There is an internationalized version of troff in Plan-9, as described
> > here (this paper was typeset by that verison of troff too):
> > http://www.cs.bell-labs.com/sys/doc/utf.ps
> > http://www.cs.bell-labs.com/sys/doc/utf.pdf
> > http://www.cs.bell-labs.com/sys/doc/utf.html
> > Plan-9 source code is supposedly now somewhat freely redistributable.
> Internationalization of typesetting is more than a charset issue. I
> can't believe Plan-9 troff knows Japanese typesetting rules...
That's probably something they left to be a macro package issue.
As the paper says, during the whole process of internationalizing Plan 9
they also ignored the issues raised by languages with right-to-left
But you can download the whole works and check it out for yourself! ;-)
Greg A. Woods
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